Saint Mihiel Street


St. Mihiel Street, named in honor of the heroic actions of American forces during the World War I Battle of St. Mihiel, originally extended northward from Line Street to Mt. Ephraim Avenue. The initial location of Camden Convention Hall was at the northeast corner of St. Mihiel Street and Line Street.

In the late 1940s, St. Mihiel Street underwent changes as it was shortened and now ended at North 10th Street. This alteration occurred with the construction of the Camden Connection overpass, which crossed Admiral Wilson Boulevard at Memorial Avenue. Sadly, in the early 1950s, Camden Convention Hall was destroyed by fire. Campbell Soup Company acquired the land where Convention Hall once stood, as well as other adjacent properties along Memorial Avenue, including the Mechling Brothers factory, for the construction of their corporate headquarters. As a result of this development, Argonne Street and Verdun Street, which bordered Convention Hall, ceased to exist, along with a significant portion of Memorial Avenue.

In more recent times, St. Mihiel Street underwent a name change and is now known as St. Mihiel Avenue.


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